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Faux News and “Kill a Cop”

Faux News is at it again, doing the old Brietbart trick of editing to make a racist point –

Here is the original unedited video, where the protesters are saying something quite different –

 

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2014 in The New Jim Crow

 

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Beginning to Feel a Lot Like 1963…

For you youngsters, 1963 was the year the Civil Rights Movement spawned the anti-War Movement. Literally millions of people were marching in the streets.

In that 1963 March, SNCC Chairman, now Congressman John Lewis had a few things to say –

SNCC Chairperson John Lewis, whose speech was considered so militant that the lead organizers requested he revise it. His original draft states, “We march today for jobs and freedom, but we have nothing to be proud of, for hundreds and thousands of our brothers are not here. They have no money for their transportation, for they are receiving starvation wages or no wages at all.

“In good conscience, we cannot support wholeheartedly the administration’s civil rights bill, for it is too little and too late. There’s not one thing in the bill that will protect our people from police brutality.”

Lewis also generated controversy when he stressed, “We are now involved in a serious revolution. This nation is still a place of cheap political leaders who build their careers on immoral compromises and ally themselves with open forms of political, economic and social exploitation. What political leader here can stand up and say, ‘My party is the party of principles?’ The party of Kennedy is also the party of [racist Mississippi Senator James] Eastland. The party of [Republican Senator Jacob] Javits is also the party of [rightist Senator Barry] Goldwater. Where is our party?”

It is coming again. This isn’t growing into a movement just to stop police murder and brutality…

It is a movement for accountability.

Russell Simmons hints at it…

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2014 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Battle With the Bloviate – Hannity Ripped By Norton-Holmes

Hannity gets miffed Eleanor Holmes-Norton, the Congressional Representative from Washington, DC won’t all into debating his racist baiting…

Hannity tries to use a tried conservatwerp racist technique, which is to try and force the other person to argue on behalf of their racist imagination. Ergo – to become the perfect foil for their poor argument. Holmes sticks to her guns…And Hannity looks like a fool.

Way to go, Congresswoman!

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Faux News

 

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Garner Grand Jury and AOL’s the “Riots” of NYC…

Did you know there were “riots” in NYC last night?

I checked the usual sources…

ABC? Nope no riots…

CBS? Nope no riots…

AP? Nope no riots…

So how is it AOL’s “News” splash is covered in “carnage”?

Riot Aol Riot Aol2

 

More than two black people walking side by side down the street?

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Faux News

 

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Walking While Black

This one is hard to believe. A black man, committing no crime other than walking down the street to his house…

Gets stopped for having his hands in his pockets on a 30 degree day.

Sheriff Defends Stopping Black Man For Walking With Hands In His Pockets

A black Michigan man who was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy after walking with his hands in his pockets said he believes he was the victim of racial discrimination.

The local sheriff says the deputy acted appropriately, and that the video of the incident doesn’t show the full story.

Brandon McKean, 25, told The Huffington Post he was in the middle of walking a mile from a friend’s house in Pontiac, Michigan to his own home to eat dinner around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. The temperature had hovered around freezing that day, and he had his hands in his pockets.

McKean had been walking for just a few minutes, he said, when an Oakland County sheriff’s deputy drove up, got out of the car and questioned him. McKean began filming with his phone.

“You were walking by … well you were making people nervous,” the deputy says in the video McKean recorded, above. “They said you had your hands in your pockets.”

“Wow, walking by having your hands in your pockets makes people nervous to call the police, when it’s snowing outside?” McKean responds.

“They did,” the deputy says. “I’m just checking on you.”

McKean posted the video on Facebook, intending to show a few friends what he considered an absurd and unjustified stop by police. But it quickly went viral, with many outraged commenters sharing the post. By Tuesday, the video had been seen more than 3 million times, according to Facebook’s stats, and had circulated widely, from Gawker to “The Colbert Report.”

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard forcefully objected to the version of the incident that comes across when McKean’s clip is viewed on its own, saying it doesn’t clarify the reason for the stop and leaves out context. McKean’s video cuts off before the end of their conversation, when the deputy further explains why he stopped McKean and the importance of following up on any 911 call.

The video “was posted with an agenda,” Bouchard told HuffPost.

The sheriff said that before McKean was questioned, a business owner called 911, audibly frightened, about a man who had walked by the shop six or seven times looking in the windows with his hands in his pockets. The caller believed the man was casing the business and that a robbery could be imminent. The business and its employees had reportedly already been robbed seven times.

Bouchard would not name the deputies who were dispatched nor the business, but said they had determined the person the 911 caller described was McKean, “without question.” After the furor over the video, the sheriff’s office posted their own video, which the deputy had also recorded with a phone.

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2014 in American Genocide

 

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Ferguson Police Caught Lying…Again

You will have to follow the link below to see all of this – but, the crux of the matter is that Officer Wilson shot Mike Brown to death not 35 feet away as announced by the Ferguson Police…

But 148 feet away.

That is over 40 yards!

An NFL level athlete can cover that distance from a standing start in about 4.5 seconds. A NFL lineman, a guy weighing about 300 lbs, as Mike Brown did – can maybe do it in just under 5 seconds. Mike Brown was no NFL level athlete – meaning it would have probably taken him something on the order of 6-7 seconds to cover that distance.

A policeman, using the standard Glock 19, can shoot 19 rounds in under 3 seconds, pop a new clip in and get at least 6 more off in 6 seconds.

Meaning the “fear of his life” defense… Is totally bullshit.

Video: Police lied. Mike Brown was killed 148 feet away from Darren Wilson’s SUV

For 104 days, the police have lied and said Mike Brown was killed 35 feet away from Darren Wilson’s SUV. It was actually 148 feet.

This distance is essential to the defense and how Darren Wilson must demonstrate that he “reasonably feared for his safety.” At the point in which Mike Brown ran half a football field away, how reasonable is it for an armed officer to fear anyone?

On the afternoon of August 9, 2014, Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri. Below is the first video filmed from Canfield Drive, where the shooting occurred, showing the exact measurement between where Darren Wilson’s SUV was parked and Mike Brown died. After that, we methodically debunk the lie that Mike Brown was killed in close proximity to Darren Wilson’s SUV.

148′ away…Not 35′ as announced by the Ferguson Police Department

Using Google Maps –

Using Google Maps, the approximate distance from the front of Darren Wilson’s SUV to where Mike Brown was shot before falling down is actually 148 feet.

Walking the distance by foot with a rolling measuring tape of the type used in Auto Accidents…

 

And what the Ferguson Police claimed…

 

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in American Genocide, Domestic terrorism

 

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“Witnessing Whiteness” – Trying to Understand the Problems in Ferguson

Proof that the whole world isn’t made of conservative bigots…

This group is one which in at least a small way – is taking the microphone away from the bigots and haters.

 

White St. Louis area residents work to improve race relations

Just as the killing of Michael Brown inflamed racial tensions, some want to turn the tragedy into an opportunity to calm them — and improve relations between blacks and whites.

Sheila Merrell is part of “Witnessing Whiteness,” a group of white residents hoping to better understand the black-white divide in the St. Louis area.

“If these were our white sons being stopped like this, that would not be tolerated,” Merrell says. “It’s like a Rosa Parks moment. This cannot continue. This cannot be whitewashed.”

“I think by having a group that’s just white, we can ask what people may consider the dumb questions,” group Mary Ferguson says. “We can say things that we’re not sure how it would sound to someone. It could sound racist.”

The group has been meeting for the last four years, but their questions have become more important in the months since Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot to death by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

Bill Gilbert has been here from the beginning. When asked what he thinks about Mayor James Knowles saying there’s “not a racial divide in the city of Ferguson,” Gilbert responds, “He’s crazy. The whole region has a race problem.”

When asked if he can understand why blacks are so angry, Gilbert says, “No I don’t — I don’t think I can really understand. I can’t walk in their shoes so I don’t know that I totally understand it, but I hear it and I am learning more and more.”

Members of the group have joined the protests to keep the peace through candid dialogue and have attracted newcomers, like Mary Densmore.

“Things are ready to change, things are ready to move forward, and I think this is a part of it,” Densmore says. “By us getting together as white people, and talking about this, this is our small step.”

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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